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Mta 3, Soma 2, Us 2, San Francisco 1, Illinois 1, Chinatown 1, Don James 1, Caesar Chavez 1, Fillmore 1, The City 1, Stronl 1, Priorization 1, Puc 1, Adam 1, Cal 1, Eir 1, Folsom Piety 1,
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    December 3, 2013
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off the work in the plans in the area, we looked at developing a transit design that was incorporated for the transit effectiveness project. that's going through its process right now being designed at least for the transit component and looking at pedestrian safety as well. the folsom corridor that were identified in the project were focused on the central corridor in the environmental impact report that was looking on how to manage and improve the street network through so many -- so soma. it's been named central soma. a two and one way alternative will be used in terms of their lanes. we are going to widen the sidewalks
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and dedicate bicycle facilities and look at different transit options through there. one thing we have done recently because the eir process looks like it won't be completed until 2013, we looked at pilot on folsom street as a bicycle lane as part of that pilot and we are going to kick that off during this holiday season. we would like to see how it does. before putting it into the eir, we are not able to see how these informed and this will help this project. recently we did a county treatment or 8th street and a road which is basically the narrowing of the number of lanes. townsend street identified with the area
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went through a similar traffic exercises with bicycle lanes and walking lane put in certain segments where there are no sidewalks now on townsend street. we looked at that maybe being a more longer term opportunity for the redevelopment for potential rail yards in the area. there are additional studies that look in the west soma area and alleys and working with planning department and other partners to work on those. the planning department led a transit center district plan which really focused the northern end of the eastern neighborhood areas transit that feeds into area that focus on the more transit access including walking and bicycling. just recently as you are aware, we initiated the water transportation assessment and we are looking at how we can identify the multi-transportation needs and did an inventory to prioritize
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these projects and understand the needs in the network that will proceed the development and this will be the more mature opportunity that we are working very closely with all of our partners through and understand the transportation needs in that corridor wide area and work with the development agreements to ensure that those needs are addressed. as was mentioned before by adam, we are working very closely with the eastern neighborhood citizen advisory committee, mta has been dedicated to the transportation pieces and we do work with them very closely on prioritizing the projects and programs through them. key projects in the eastern neighborhood that were either partners were or leading or coordinating with in two major at that time years. regional transit and transit center is
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technically outside the eastern neighborhood but is connected with the system of cal train and extension of transbay center. working very closely with the high speed rail group in the city to figure out how we can deal with these great separation and access improvements through this part of the city. and then we are working very close with bart looking at the station upgrades to improve capacity in a short and medium term because of the pressure on the downtown call. for local transit which is mainly our munis system, the four key areas we are working on now which is the extension which will go through the soma area into chinatown and north beach that is under construction right now that's why we have the opportunity to do the central corridor study to look at how we can improve the transportation network through there. we are will is in the process, we purchased about 70 new buses and we are
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upgrading our transit fleet throughout the system. so better buses mean more on time performance, better reliability, less breakdowns and so, that we should started seeing that effects in the next year. we are working very diligently in the transit project that is looking at a system wide transit system. that is going through its environmental phase now. our goal is to have it completed the in the spring of next year and we can start the implementation process. in the meantime we are looking at doing pilot treatments which are dedicated transit only lanes and most of those are currently under way or will be under way in the next year. so specifically on the transit improvements in the eastern neighborhoods area, one thing that i want to mention is that we are really working off our
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transit first policy that the city has and taking a very systemic look at the existing transit services, not only for today's need but also look at what we can do with future developments. this maps shows you the plethora of maps through the area but what we are working on now is several reduction process are the blue dash projects that are manually the lines on mission and street and 16th street and portrero and looking at the reliability on the corridors now whether it's dedicated lanes, priorization, what specific things we can do with the bus, so the buses aren't stuck. we
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are looking at the physical roll out. one of the things that was asked was when do we look at improving transit service and what was the criteria for looking at transit service for frequencies. we have a state of practice we do with all the transit agency is look at passenger load monitoring for the morning and midday and evening peak. we have a factor now of 85 percent crowding. if it's more than 85 percent crowded consistently in those peak periods which is basically the total vehicle seating and standing capacity, we look at that and then we have set certain modifications. the pft is looking at the corridors and looking at what is the congestion now for the
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corridor. this is what we are looking at for the specific corridors that have the transit head ways which is the time between the transit services in the morning peak. they will have their head ways improved which you have more frequent service. >> we are talking about in the morning, but what about the afternoon? >> this is shows the peak transit head ways. it's going to determine whether it's a.m. and p.m. or a combination of all of them. >> right now you are committed to a.m. head ways. >> our metric we are using now is a.m. and p.m. head ways. we are looking to have all of these covered. it's kind of a process that we go through and
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in the recommendations it will specifically layout that information. so, key examples in the eastern neighborhoods area of the 9 l express which right now runs every 12 minutes, will be improved to every 10 minutes. 14 l to 5 minutes and the 14 l to 7 1/2 minutes. these are all again subject to funding and approval. we need to get the funding to do the capital improvements. >> funding from where? what's your identified funding source. >> i will get to that. it's a multiple of factors. we have the challenge right now of not only getting the capital funding but we need to look at
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the operating funding as well to add these additional resources. i will get to that in a minute. that's what we've been working with the transit effectiveness project. one thing i wanted to highlight as well is because of the situation wave -- we have with the great separation issues in the high speed rail and corridor and the fillmore, the trolleybus system, the two lines which we can't touch at this point. we had an engineering analysis. until we figure out that separation issue, we are going to have to figure out an interim solution to go from church and market and to mission bay. it will be a direct line and the map shows you the route. so basically from church and market going down church street, making the same route that the current 22 does, but right out of the
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freeway just keep going down mission street to mission bay. that will reduce not only the travel time of the existing service but will create a new travel market to see how well this is performing in the period. our goal is to have this opened around the spring of 2016 so it's opened with the hospital and we'll work this out through our next fiscal budget. if we can hire the operators. this is an opportunity to tie into the development going on in the area and tie that connection. and once we figure out the transportation issues, this would be the preferred
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trolleybus route. second what we are doing now is there has been several concerns about the performance and the eastern neighborhood area. we've been working an looking at the specific signal issues along the corridor. some of the signals weren't completed or weren't upgraded as we had hoped were upgraded. we identified some areas. >> when will that be complete? >> hopefully by the end of this year we'll have all of those complete. so early neck year you should start to notice significant difference in the areas where the t gets stuck in bottle neck where it makes the right and left turn and down towards mission bay and we should start to see that signal
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working more effectively and we should start to see more customer experience. obviously that is not enough, we know there is specific network capacity issues we need to work on and the area around 4th and king is going to be an on going issue so we can get to relive -- relieve that bottle neck. this is the capacity issues on the rail networks. the whole system works as one in a lot of areas we have crowding and over crowding and people miss their train because they can't get on. the peak period is growing. this is an on going consumer problem we have. what are the short-term things we can do in the next couple of years to relieve the
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load. there are a couple examples to alleviate that. with that we can look at how we can improve some of the portal access points that creates a lot of this bottle neck and whether there are some specific changes we can do outside of the system as well as the inside of the system. as you know we introduced a 3-car service at the end to help relieve the congestion for crowding and coming up with some additional lines to address that as well. as part of the traffic improvement, here are the lines that come through. what you are looking at is a study is to identify how we can help quickly. in addition to that, overlapping corridor that i showed you that had the signal improvement is the reason why we are looking
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at this mission bay loop. the mission bay loop is really to really accommodate the additional service of the central subway in 2019. what the loop will do is provide additional train access and further improve the frequency through the bulk of this area from the plan to every 5 minutes. you have a basically a show and go service through this corridor. south of mission bay the service will improve from 9 to 7 1/2 minutes by 2019. our goal is to improve to every 5 minutes. i know there is a concern about the mission bay loop and this is what we are doing to get ourselves ready to come district attorney it the increase in demand in this corridor. so long-term we know there is a lot of things
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we need to do. there is a long term transit vision so we can start to work on the times of these red corridors. these are the highest capacity corridors that we have in the system and these run through middle of the city and the cal train car which is going to be electrified and increase rider ship and access. we are looking at these five corridors to try and strengthen their capacity and improve their time. we have this benchmark goal to figure out the projects to have consistent travel times in each parts of the city we should start to see this major shift in growth in more transit service and transit use. >> i have a question. thoos -- this is long-term, a vision. >> i can appreciate that vision to get from one side of the
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city to the other side of the st e in 25 minutes. is it through technology? >> it's a combination of things, basically dedicated right of way so really pushing forward on dedicated right of way. it's segregated right of way which maybe a great separation. so there is no interference with vehicular traffic. it will also include consolidation and potentially expressed service. so these are kinds of things we are looking at. the great separation are the high capital cost very long-term opportunities and the technology skip stop different stages of the signal systems, more of the short-term, medium term opportunities. this road capacity study will look at this and explain it in detail because we know with some of these things is 25-30 years away but there is things we can
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do in the next two to 3 years that we can improve that. there is areas taking space from travel lanes or parking, we are going to need your help to prioritize so we can move these projects forward. >> you also probably need the future board's help. >> it's going to be very ong on going. i think the tup will need the boards help. yes, all future board's help also needed. moving on from transit to walking priorities. as part of the pedestrian task force, mta currently led the department of public health and worked with planning and dpw and many other
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agencies as well on developing the walking corridors where people are consistently being injured by car collisions. and these intersections are the area where the specific hot spots are seeing consistent issues with traffic collisions. what we've done is basically, we are in the process right now of prioritizing these corridors and developing a work product around them. and just for your reference, supervisors, 8.8 miles of 70 miles are in the eastern neighborhoods plan area. four of the high intersection hot spots are in the eastern neighborhoods plan area. so we are looking at the measures that help us reduce the propensity for risk and injury exposure and we'll get that out. our goal is to have
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that priorization report ready for next spring and working to develop the funding for that which works with the plan. we highlighted about 73 measures installed in this area already. 12 are currently in planning and being designed right now and we have 56 new applications. the up and coming measures are strong and robust. the team has developed a new stream lining process which will get those prioritized and delivered as quickly as possible. bicycling in the area we have seen a tremendous growth in bicycling in the core bicycle area which is about half of the eastern neighborhood area plan has seen most of the dramatic
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growth in bicycling. since the 2000-2010 census, many areas in the mission and the south soma area have seen more than a hundred percent increase in cycling in the periods. there is a lot of people bicycling through this area. the mission in particular has the highest for bicycles by folsom and market street. we've also looked at the changing land use patterns in the area and the area has increased area for bicycling ride. the road is flat and there is key areas that need significant improvement, button general the
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great network and the topography is very favorable. it's just the condition is such that we are going to need to do a lot more contiguous and connected bicycle infrastructure. what we've development now with the bicycle strategy is a new form of assessment of our existing bicycle network which is what we call level of traffic stride. it's a feel for a general population about how they feel riding their bicycles through different corridor. the level of traffic stress 1-46789 think of the jfk drive or riding through golden gate park. that's where people feel assessment level four, no one feels safe and 2 and 3 are
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various indications in between. we can see where the areas are that need a lot of work and where are the gaps in the area that need to be closed an where are the systems that need to be up grated. it maybe a bicycle lane and maybe a signal. this is all we are looking at to get us to improve bicycle safety. some areas that are currently under way. the folsom piety is -- pilot is going to be opened up this year. >> where are these projects. >> i have got them underlined. >> really quick, how did you come to determine that these
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were your priorities? >> these from the bike plan from the 2006 bicycle plan and we are at the tail end of the bicycle plan and we are releasing all the projects and now we are going to a dramatic set of projects now. >> the projects that are in design you have a lot of stuff at least two, 16 street and caesar chavez connecting from east to west but nothing from north to south. i have heard a lot of complaints and challenges around illinois that are part of 3rd street. >> that is part of the design upgrade. as far as these projects now, we are developing two categories of improvements and we'll be working with many stake holders to develop that. one is to close the gaps in the existing network and the second
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category is to create to identify the gap closures that doesn't exist now. even to identify these, where the gap is going to be closed an some of the east and west connection in the eastern neighborhoods in the water front area. that will be part of that process. almost the be process in engaging in that and looking for your community participation in that. >> just to wrap up. a lot of what's been going on because there is a lot of work we need to do and we are in full steam with it. the key and next steps now is to implement the current transit bus and initiatives and get them delivered and starting to analyze their effectiveness and because determine the efficacy and we develop the technology. and second is to continue to working with the
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planning department so they can complete the eir. our goal is to have these completed by 2015. our goal for the priorization is for next spring to look at the funding opportunities with that and as of mentioned before, all of this is mentioned at being working very closely with the mayor's transportation task force. mta is one of the service supporters and we strongly believe there is a great opportunity here to look at not only stepping up locally but the help from the regional state and federal partners and also our private partners through development agreement, there is an at some point for all four areas to close a lot of these gaps. and the last
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area which are specific challenges with our partners to improve the revenue needs. a lot of the discussion we are talking about need additional revenue and well as mentioned the top focus on capital we need to address the operating deficit we have with the level of service that we expect to deliver. so the next budget cycle is going to at least try to address some of those key pieces and we look forward to any support we can get to improve and increase the operating revenues to look at more increased for the transit system. i will close there and answer any questions that you may have. >> thank you, colleagues, any questions. single family -- it was pretty thorough. thank you for your presentation. okay. we have don james from
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parks and recreation. so don is going to discuss so parks and recreation priority projects. >> supervisors, capital director for the san francisco parks and recreation. i have a
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brief presentation today on the eastern plan for the open space. some of this was covered earlier by the city planning presentation. i think there is one fundamental commitment made as part of eastern neighborhoods. we would create four new open spaces and we are very well poised to follow through on that commitment. as noted in the earlier presentation 17 and folsom is a good example of the collaboration that's gone on between the planning and the parks and recreation and the community , we are able to use those impact fees to secure that site and complete a design. that project is on hold now to make time for the puc to create storm water catch basin underneath the park. once that is complete, we should be able
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to move forward. i think that spirit of collaboration is what we want to continue to repeat and all the other projects that we are considering for the eastern neighborhoods. we have at this point two very successful meetings with the eastern neighborhoods with cac around outlining a process about how we can work together to identify capital improvements that would be funding through the eastern neighborhoods and impact fees and using the matching funds and geo bonds and other sources. what we have discuss with the cac and planning department is what should the major renovation projects be that we undertake. we feel we have a strong acquisition stronl at this point between planning recreation and parks. we have not done much with the series renovation projects